The Purloined Pictograph by Terry Marchion
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In The Purloined Pictograph, Christopher and his eccentric and brilliant Uncle Tremain are at it again. This time they’re researching an archaeological site inhabited by the lost Mayflower tribe on New Earth. But there’s something foul afoot. A relic from the site goes missing, and the mysterious benefactor for the dig site might not be as benevolent as first anticipated. Tremain and Christopher must discover the ancient secrets of the site before it falls into the wrong hands.
The author’s writing is definitely improved in The Purloined Pictograph (though book one, The Missing Yesterdays was still an interesting read – you can see my review here), and my 4-year-old son and I enjoyed the story.
It’s a fun piece of mystery and science-fiction for the young and young at heart. The main characters are easy to root for, and the writing style is smooth and easy to digest. Looking forward to more from this author!
**There were a couple of mild swear words in this one, but otherwise clean.